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Featuring a collection on water in the deep Earth and articles on supershear earthquakes, Martian landscapes, and more.

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  • A close-up image in blues and greys of strong dislocations around mineral inclusions in a super-deep diamond

    Deep water refers to the water, and its constituent ions, in Earth’s interior. Compiling research and comment from across the Nature Portfolio, this collection explores the deep water cycle, in subduction zones and Earth’s interior more generally.

  • Image shows the boulder-strewn surface of the asteroid Bennu, as imaged by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

    Recent missions to the asteroids Ryugu and Bennu have revealed that the surfaces of asteroids can be actively shaped by a variety of geological processes. This Collection assembles recent results from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to Bennu and research from across Nature Portfolio that provides insights into the properties, processes, and evolution of asteroid surfaces.

  • An aerial view of patchwork farmland encroaching on lush green forests and cut through by a tarmacked road.

    Land-cover change can have profound impacts on the Earth system. Unsustainable land use, driven by urban and agricultural expansion, not only causes important impacts on climate but also leads to ecosystem and environmental degradation. Here, we bring together a collection of articles published in Nature Portfolio journals on the trends and impacts of land-use change.

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  • Research efforts from across the geosciences are uncovering how water deep within the Earth affects its fundamental workings.

    Editorial
  • Jörg Hermann suggests that as the process of serpentinization leads to clean energy generation, metal separation and carbon sequestration, it could serve as a natural analogue for a sequential economy.

    • Jörg Hermann
    All Minerals Considered
  • Nature Geoscience spoke with Dr Qingyang Hu, a high-pressure mineralogist at HPSTAR; Prof. Suzan van der Lee, a geophysicist at Northwestern University; and Prof. Katherine Kelley, a geochemist at the University of Rhode Island about their work and what the future of deep-water research might bring.

    • Rebecca Neely
    Q&A
  • Delving into recent and historical discoveries, Ananya Mallik explains how diamonds track the workings of the deep Earth that are hidden from view.

    • Ananya Mallik
    All Minerals Considered
A close-up image in blues and greys of strong dislocations around mineral inclusions in a super-deep diamond

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Deep water refers to the water, and its constituent ions, in Earth’s interior.
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